Advice: Issues With People Taking The Tasks Of Others

Hello Everyone!

Let’s say cheers for Friday and the upcoming weekend!! Any plans for the weekend? I’m struggling with my alternate day fasting this week. I’m scheduled to catch up with a fellow electrician that I went to apprentice school for dinner on Saturday evening. We have not connected in quite a few years so it should be fun to catch up with each other. Thankfully, it’s quiet on my jobsite today. As I keep asking in each of my posts, please connect with my son John Collazo on his social media that is under his name for his “Call To Action Marketing” #CTAMarketing brand that he is building. For this blog post, I’m sharing with you a piece of Quora advice that I found to be interesting. This topic is on someone allowing another person to take on a task only to get mad at them for not yet finishing it. This is the exact reason why I found team projects in college to be highly frustrating. My grade depended on all parties doing their part. I was incredibly frustrated with people during group presentations. It’s just a fact of life that not all people are diligent with getting stuff done. It’s obviously a different thing when you delegate tasks to people in your personal life. If you allow someone else to do things on your behalf, then you have to be patient. The only time I agree with getting mad at someone is when you agree to a time frame ahead of time and you are paying for the person’s services. If you are getting a person to do something for free that is not life critical, then you are the jerk for getting mad at them. What do you think about my position? If you disagree, let me know exactly how you came to that conclusion? To gain more clarity on my view, read the posed question and my response down below:

POSED QUESTION:

“How do you deal with someone who insists on doing something, even when you say they don’t have to, but then they don’t do it when they say they will and when you show frustration, they make you seem like the problem? Why do people do this?”

By Ashley Mintz

MY RESPONSE:

“Being the master over your own domain is amazing. As a person who likes to knock out tasks quickly, I don’t like to delegate much. I know that if I shed tasks off my plate, I’m subjected to how the other person tackles the task. I believe that if you rely on anyone to take care of a task on your behalf, you are subjected to their time table. If you want it done under time constraints, you really need to do it yourself. You have to ask as to their lead time for completion before even agreeing to let them do the task. If you don’t ask that, then you are in the wrong. People offer to do things, which is kind, as a gesture of kindness to you. However, it may not work out for that particular task. It is wrong to allow someone to do a task then get mad when it’s not done fast enough. This person is saving you the hassle of doing the task yourself. You can’t shed a task onto someone else AND demand them to do it fast. That’s a little greedy to ask for both. The only time this makes sense is if you are paying them to do the work with an agreed upon time frame. This is the only time where you are correct with getting frustrated with the other person for slacking. This should be a lesson learned to do things yourself if you want it done swiftly. I wish you luck and success with future tasks. #ConstructionTales #VerballyDisastrous”

By Leslie M. Jasper

https://www.quora.com/How-do-you-deal-with-someone-who-insists-on-doing-something-even-when-you-say-they-dont-have-to-but-then-they-dont-do-it-when-they-say-they-will-and-when-you-show-frustration-they-make-you-seem-like-the-problem-Why/answer/Leslie-Jasper-3?prompt_topic_bio=1

Thanks for carving time to read my blog post today. Let me know your thoughts on my position? Are you the type who hates delegating tasks? Do you love taking part of the load off your shoulders? If you are good at delegating, how often are you frustrated? I feel like I would not delegate if there is a chance that I will be frustrated with the other person’s lack of urgency. Now, you are aware that I’m not professing to have the best answer. I’m only offering a viewpoint that may not have been previously considered. Let me know your take down in the comment section below since other opinions are encouraged and embraced here on my website/blog. I’m sharing my latest (8) podcast episodes that come from The Verbally Disastrous Podcast, via links for Spotify & YouTube down below. If you read a Kindle, check out my newest short story release that belongs to my Construction Tales-Told By A Woman Kindle Vella Library short story series on Amazon down below. This new short story #11 is entitled, “Juggling Motherhood & Working With The Tools”. This short story covers my life as a widowed, single mother in the era when I juggled both motherhood and my career as a journeywoman electrician. The previous short story is #10 is entitled, “Early Life Lessons & Characters To Meet As An Apprentice”. If anyone has read any of my other previous short stories, by all means, let me know what you think? Check out the links for my book #ConstructionTales down below. I’m here at work bored so I’m delivering some reading content to you. Have a great Friday since we have smacked right into another weekend-SWEET!! I wish you a great morning/afternoon/evening on your side of the globe and a restful or productive day!

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VERBALLY DISASTROUS PODCAST EPISODE LINKS:

Here is the link to the Verbally Disastrous Podcast on Spotify:

Verbally Disastrous-On Spotify

Verbally Disastrous Season #1, Ep. #41: Part A- Working On The Railroad With The Tools As A Chick! on YouTube:

Verbally Disastrous Season #1, Ep. #42: Part B- Working On The Railroad With The Tools As A Chick! on YouTube:

Verbally Disastrous! Season #1, Episode #43: Part A- Tramping In Cali! on YouTube:

Verbally Disastrous! Season #1, Episode #44: Part B- Tramping In Cali! on YouTube:

Verbally Disastrous! Season #1, Episode #45: Part C- Tramping In Cali! on YouTube:

Verbally Disastrous! Season #2, Episode #46: Early Life Lessons & Characters To Meet As An Apprentice On YouTube:

Verbally Disastrous Podcast! S#2, Ep. #47: Part A- Juggling Motherhood & Working With The Tools on YouTube:

Verbally Disastrous Podcast! S#2, Ep. #48: Part B- Juggling Motherhood & Working With The Tools on YouTube:

I recently shared my latest short story that has been loaded up to my Construction Tales-Told By A Woman Kindle Vella Library on Amazon. This is short story #11 entitled, “Juggling Motherhood & Working With The Tools”. This short story covers my life as a widowed, single mother in the era when I juggled both motherhood and my career as a journeywoman electrician. I share the various challenges I faced and lessons learned along the way. The previous short story is entitled: #10: “Early Life Lessons & Characters To Meet As An Apprentice”. I decided to write about some life lessons such as guarding your personal information, managing nasty rumors, combating sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and racism. Overall, the construction culture has improved dramatically over the past 25-years. Developing both a thick skin and a sharp tongue are key tools needed to survive various jobsite antics. I hope you learn something from this short story. There are more to come. These short stories are now also available as Verbally Disastrous podcast episodes.

Construction Tales- Told By A Woman: (11) Kindle Vella Short Stories On Amazon!!

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Cheers!
Leslie M. Jasper

-Author And Host of the #VerballyDisastrous podcast now alive on many platforms that include: Acast, Amazon Music, Anchor, Apple Podcasts, Breaker, Castbox, Deezer, Google Podcasts, I Heart Radio, Listen Notes, Overcast, Pandora Podcasts, Player FM, Pocket Casts, Pod Bean, Podchaser, Podcast Addict, Podcast Gang, Radio Public, Reason, Soundcloud, Soundtrap, Spotify, Stitcher, Tune In, and YouTube.

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